#1
Hello - I've been playing through a Fender Blues Deluxe for about 10 years and i'm ready to upgrade. I play stuff similar to Mogwai, Godspeed, Explosions in the Sky, etc. Basically, I need an amp that will give me an amazing clean tone that can take pedals well as that will be how I generate overdrive/distortion and all my other effects. I need good headroom so it can stay clean at louder volumes, as well. Some amps that intrigue me are the Roland JC120, Fender Twin Reverb, and Fender Deluxe Reverb. It would be nice if the amp didn't break my back to carry around which makes me hesitant to get the Twin Reverb. I'm willing to spend up to 1,300 or so. I greatly appreciate any amp advice you guys can give me!
Gear:
PRS Custom 24
Fender Jimmy Vaughan Strat

Buddha Wah
Ernie Ball Volume
Diamond Compressor
Fulltone OCD
ProCo Rat
MXR Super Badass Distortion
Boss RV5
Neunaber WET Reverb
Korg Pitch Black Tuner
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Line 6 DL4 Delay
Boss Loop Station

Fender Blues Deluxe
Last edited by PatrickBat3man at Jan 21, 2017,
#2
I don't think you'd go wrong with the amps you are looking at, but check out the offerings from Frenzel. The super deluxe is 50 watts, stays clean. The head is 800 and leaves money for a nice cab.
#3
Grawgos Thanks I'll check that out. I hadn't considered going the head/cab route.
Gear:
PRS Custom 24
Fender Jimmy Vaughan Strat

Buddha Wah
Ernie Ball Volume
Diamond Compressor
Fulltone OCD
ProCo Rat
MXR Super Badass Distortion
Boss RV5
Neunaber WET Reverb
Korg Pitch Black Tuner
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Line 6 DL4 Delay
Boss Loop Station

Fender Blues Deluxe
#4
The Carvin V3 is worth considering. Previous incarnations were available as a combo:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Carvin/V3-2X12-Combo-Amplifier-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp.gc
https://reverb.com/item/4017701-carvin-v3-212-combo#description-tab

The most recent version only comes as a head:
https://reverb.com/item/3607818-carvin-v3-2016

Much the same can be said of their Vai Legacy series:
https://reverb.com/marketplace/amps?query=carvin%20legacy
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#5
dannyalcatraz Thanks! This gives me some more ideas to explore.
Gear:
PRS Custom 24
Fender Jimmy Vaughan Strat

Buddha Wah
Ernie Ball Volume
Diamond Compressor
Fulltone OCD
ProCo Rat
MXR Super Badass Distortion
Boss RV5
Neunaber WET Reverb
Korg Pitch Black Tuner
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Line 6 DL4 Delay
Boss Loop Station

Fender Blues Deluxe